23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Kamari, Greece
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

3
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Belgrade is known for historic sites, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Beach, make a trip to Avalski toranj, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Belgrade trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Belgrade is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Belgrade at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Lido Beach ©
Lido Beach

3
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Vrelo Bosne, get engrossed in the history at Gallery 11/07/95, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo trip planner .

You can fly from Belgrade to Sarajevo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belgrade in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sarajevo, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks
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Vrelo Bosne ©
Vrelo Bosne
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Gradske Zidine, make a trip to Pile Gate, then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, then steep yourself in history at Stradun, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik online journey builder .

You can drive from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Sarajevo in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dubrovnik, with lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town
Gradske Zidine ©
Gradske Zidine
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Recreational Sports Center Jarun, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and admire the masterpieces at Croatian Museum of Naive Art.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zagreb trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dubrovnik in September, with highs in Zagreb at 25°C and lows at 13°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Zagreb

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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Room Escape Games
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Parliament, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Athens.

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Parliament ©
Parliament
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Thermal Spas

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Budapest to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Budapest in September, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kamari.

Things to do in Athens

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Tours
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Kamari, Greece

Kamari ©
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A. and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Red Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, stroll through KAMARA BEACH, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sunset in Oia.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kamari road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Athens to Kamari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kamari

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., Perissa Black Sand Beach, Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Sunset in Oia
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KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
night
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, then take a stroll through Ladadika District, and then steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki road trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kamari to Thessaloniki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from Kamari in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Arch of Galerius ©
Arch of Galerius
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

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